My Wild Garden

Wildlife does not heed boundaries and fence lines, neither does it solely exist in the wider countryside. Wildlife is everywhere, and with increasing pressures from intensified farming practices, pesticides and habitat destruction your garden, allotment or window box (whatever the size!) can provide a very important haven.

From pollinators such as bees and butterflies, to garden birds and the humble hedgehog - there really is so much you do to help wildlife on your doorstep and contrary to popular belief, you don't have to have a leave your garden to become a jungle - even the smallest change in planting choices, or changing when you cut things back can make a massive difference.

Follow the trials and tribulations of Sue Bradley as we follow her experiences wildlife gardening throughout the year.

Meet Sue

Sue Bradley lives in a hilltop village in Gloucestershire and writes about gardening and food for local and national newspapers and magazines including national gardening magazines such as Amateur Gardening and The English Garden.

The mother of two comes from a long line of gardeners, which includes a great great grandfather who bred begonias and a great grandfather who was head gardener to Lord Bolingbroke in Wiltshire.

Sue has a shady garden around her home, which is situated just over 800 feet above sea level, and an allotment conveniently just up the road, on which she grows a variety of fruit and vegetable crops.

Sue can often be found in her garden or walking with her canine companion, Rita. She tries to garden in a way that’s friendly to wildlife and the environment, even though taking the organic route can often be a challenge on an allotment in a rural area, but she prefers to work with nature rather than fight against it.

Follow Sue on twitter - @SueCornerstones

 

 

 

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